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The Iran Deal And Foreign Policy In 2016

by Colin Dueckvia The Caravan
Thursday, October 15, 2015

President Obama has made the Iran nuclear deal a centerpiece of his foreign policy legacy.  Republicans rallied in opposition, along with key Senate Democrats, but because of a prearranged agreement with the White House, opponents were unable to block the Iran deal or even cast a dissenting vote.

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The Iranian Nuclear Agreement: Not So Big A Deal

by Stephen D. Krasnervia The Caravan
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Under the present regime Iran has every reason to want nuclear weapons. Two of Iran’s neighbors, Iraq and Afghanistan, have been invaded by the United States, a country that Iran’s leaders routinely refer to as “the Great Satan.” President George W. Bush named Iran a member of the “axis of evil.” Sectarian divisions in the Middle East are becoming more acute. Iran is feared and loathed by neighboring Sunni states

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Repercussions Of The Deal: In Syria, Russia And Europe

by Russell A. Bermanvia The Caravan
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The strategic consequences of the deal have become apparent already: The credibility of American power in the region has declined, as the alliance between Iran and Russia grows ever more powerful. In fact, the text of the deal explicitly blessed this alliance by naming Russia an authorized supplier of enriched uranium. However one evaluates the implications of the deal for nuclear security, the political ramifications have become unmistakable.


A Tribute, A Relaunch And A Reckoning

by Hoover Institutionvia The Caravan
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

We launched our first Caravan in February 2012 under the leadership of our friend and colleague Fouad Ajami. Fouad spent his life studying, teaching and writing about the rich culture and history of the Middle East. He was a man of the East and of the West – a son of Lebanon who proudly became a US citizen. He loved his adopted country and was a patriot in the truest sense of the word.

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The Shadow of Yalta

by Russell A. Bermanvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Iran deal, like Roosevelt’s with the Soviets, will weaken America abroad and give an archrival regional hegemony. 

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Remembering Fouad Ajami

by Samuel Tadrosvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Historian, American, Arab—and Citizen of the World.

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ISIS’s Sledgehammer Against Civilization

by Charles Hillvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

What we lose when ideologies like Islamism catastrophically destroy our precious cultural artifacts.

The Arab Spring in Egypt
Analysis and Commentary

Allah Versus KFC

by Mokhtar Awad, Samuel Tadrosvia Foreign Policy
Friday, February 27, 2015
How an unlikely American ideologue is inspiring Egypt’s new generation of Islamic militants.
Iraq after America: Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance
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Iraq After America: Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance

featuring Colonel Joel Rayburnvia The Weekly Standard
Friday, January 9, 2015

U.S. Army Col. Joel Rayburn, a senior research fellow at the National Defense University, is a historian who served as an adviser to Gen. David Petraeus in Iraq. He is also author of Iraq After America: Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance (Hoover Institution Press), a thorough account of what’s happened in Iraq since President Obama’s December 2011 withdrawal of American troops.

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Fouad Ajami Goes to Israel

featuring Fouad Ajamivia Mosaic Magazine
Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Lebanese-born scholar knew more about the Jewish state than any Arab intellectual of his generation.


The Caravan

Visit the Caravan, a periodic symposium on the contemporary dilemnas of the greater Middle East.

The Working Group on Islamism and the International Order seeks to engage in the task of reversing Islamic radicalism through reforming and strengthening the legitimate role of the state across the entire Muslim world.

Efforts will draw on the intellectual resources of an array of scholars and practitioners from within the United States and abroad, to foster the pursuit of modernity, human flourishing, and the rule of law and reason in Islamic lands–developments that are critical to the very order of the international system. The working group is chaired by Hoover fellows Russell Berman and Charles Hill.

Visit The Caravan, a periodic symposium on the contemporary dilemmas of the greater Middle East.